New AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors Announced

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  • April 21, 2009
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The new 2009-2010 Board of Directors for the American Academy of Professional Coders Chapter Association (AAPCCA) was announced last week at the AAPC’s National Conference in Las Vegas. The board is comprised of eight returning members and eight new members, all experienced and skilled medical coders, former local chapter officers and leaders in their communities.
The AAPCCA, the governing board for the AAPC’s more than 400 local chapters, was established in 2007 to create, maintain and sustain the AAPC’s local chapter infrastructure. The board does this through policies and assistance to local chapters, empowering local chapter leaders to function in support of the AAPC mission, “Upholding a Higher Standard.” The AAPCCA and all AAPC local chapters are not-for-profit.
The members of the 2009-2010 Board of Directors are:
New members are denoted with an asterisk
Region 1—Northeast
Charla Prillaman, CPC®, CPC-I®, CEMC™, CCC™
Charlotte, N.C. Chapter
*Cynthia Trapp, CPC®, CPC-I®
Burlington, Mass. Chapter
Region 2—Atlantic
Suzan Berman-Hvizdash, CPC®, CEMC™, CEDC™
Central Pittsburgh, Pa. Chapter
*Freda Brinson, CPC®, CPC-H®
Savannah, Ga. Chapter
Region 3—Mid Atlantic
Janet Dunkerley, CPC®, CPC-I®
Columbia, S.C. Chapter
*Lynn Ring, CPC®, CPC-I®
Winston, N.C. Chapter
Region 4—Southeast
Reba Harrison, CPC®, CEMC™, CEDC™
Atlanta, Ga. and Dallas, Ga. chapters
*Melissa Brown, CPC®, CPC-I®, CFPC™
Jacksonville River City, Fla. Chapter
Region 5—Southwest
Diana Yates, CPC®, CPC-H®, CPC-I®, CPEDC™
Denver, Colo. Chapter
*Wendy Grant, CPC®
Little Rock, Ark. Chapter
Region 6—Great Lakes
Jill Young, CPC®, CEDC™, CIMC™
Lansing, Mich. Chapter
*Shelly Bauguss, CPC®, CGSC™, CANPC™, CGIC™
St. Louis East, Mo. Chapter
Region 7—Mountains/Plains
Linda Hallstrom, CPC®, CEMC™
Phoenix, Ariz. Chapter
*Angela Jordan, CPC®
Kansas City, Mo. Chapter
Region 8—West
Suzanne Fletcher-Petrich, CPC®, CPC-I®, CPC-P®
Tacoma, Wash. Chapter
*Jeri Leong, CPC®, CPC-H®, CPC-I®
Honolulu, Hawaii Chapter
AAPC’s Director of Local Chapter Support, Marti Johnson, serves as the AAPC liaison on the AAPCCA Board of Directors. Additionally, in its first board meeting held earlier this month, the AAPCCA elected its board officers:
Chair: Linda Hallstrom
Vice Chair: Jill Young
Secretary: Suzan Berman-Hvizdash
Treasurer: Reba Harrison
Meeting Coordinator: Shelly Bauguss
More information about the AAPCCA is available on the AAPC’s Web site at http://www.aapc.com/aboutUs/local-chapter-board-of-directors.aspx.

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